Celebration Edition Prototype
Press Release - 7th Jan 2015
Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender. A unique 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Alglesey, UK, marks the launch of three exclusive limited edition models. As UK production of the current Defender enters its final phase Land Rover will use 2015 to celebrate its global automotive icon.
This actual Adventure special edition that was on the beach in this photo is now at the Collection in Banbury.
The 2015 Prototype Adventure 110 Land Rover was a one-off concept vehicle that was created to showcase Land Rover's off-road capabilities. It was based on the standard Land Rover Defender 110, but it was heavily modified with a number of features designed to improve its off-road performance.
The Prototype Adventure 110 featured a raised suspension with improved ground clearance, a wider track for better stability, larger wheels and tires for increased traction, a roll cage for safety, a roof rack for carrying additional gear, and a winch for extracting the vehicle from difficult terrain.
The Prototype Adventure 110 was powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produced 122 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. It was mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel drive system.
Ahead of Its Time
The Prototype Adventure 110 was never put into production, but it did serve as a testbed for a number of new off-road features that were later incorporated into production Land Rovers. It is a rare and unique vehicle that is sure to be a collector's item in the years to come.
Best in Show
The Prototype Adventure 110 was first shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was met with positive reviews from the media and the public, and it was seen as a sign of Land Rover's commitment to off-road performance.
The Prototype Adventure 110 was painted in a unique shade of green that is called "Adventure Green." This colour was chosen to reflect the vehicle's off-road capabilities.